Leslie Ann Ader

Leslie Ann Ader
Université de Neuchâtel Neuchâtel, NE, Switzerland · Institut Forum suisse des migrations (SFM)

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Introduction
Leslie Ann Ader currently work at the NCCR-On the Move with the The Migration-Mobility Nexus at the university of Neuchâtel. I am currently working on a project called "the Historical Perspective on Mobility in Welfare States" where we utilize the Koopman's claim-making methodology to measure the politicization of migration.
Additional affiliations
June 2017 - August 2017
Migrant’s Help Organization
Position
  • Intern
Description
  • Duties: •Keeping in contact with the Host Organization’s beneficiaries and volunteers Outreach to partnering organizations & Social organizations •Active participation in the organization, completing and community organization of cultural programs (i.e. concerts, films, exhibitions) •Drafting and editing Letters to Board Members and Stakeholders •Performing promotional tasks related to the educational and cultural programs •Provision of support to the Host Organization with admin
January 2015 - June 2015
Consulate General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region
Position
  • Program Assistant to Public Affairs
Description
  • Duties: •Planned & Coordinated Events for regional events & outreach to partnering organizations •Designed and conducted Political Survey on Israeli events •Public Outreach to Consulate partners and local Jewish Federations •Utilized Claims-Making Analysis to asses disputed “land claims” in the West Bank •Conflict Assessment & Stakeholder Analysis writing •Data Gathering
August 2012 - July 2014
Arcadia University
Position
  • Graduate Assistant
Description
  • Duties: •Organized research for internships, both local and abroad •Generated and categorized data into accessible online data base for students •Designed graphics for student internship website •Researched USAID Grants & NGO proposals
Education
October 2018 - November 2022
Université de Neuchâtel
Field of study
  • Social Sciences: History, Migration and Mobility
September 2016 - July 2017
Central European University
Field of study
  • Nationalism Studies
August 2012 - May 2014
Arcadia University
Field of study
  • International Peace and Conflict Resolution

Publications

Publications (18)
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This article investigates the politicisation of immigration in Switzerland during two major socioeconomic crises: the oil crisis of the 1970s and the financial crisis of the late 2000s. Based on 2,853 newspaper claims from 1970 to 1976 and 1995 to 2018, we measure and compare differences in salience, polarisation, actor diversity and frame use betw...
Presentation
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Since 2014, the European Union (EU) has faced a large-scale influx of refugees/migrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Hungary, an EU member since 2004, has been particularly challenged by this movement. Over the past few years, under a Government led by the Fidesz party, it has become one of the leading Eurosceptic member-states, challeng...
Research Proposal
Since January of 2014, President Putin’s annexation/invasion of the Crimean Peninsula has created a stir in international politics and a sovereignty crisis in Ukraine. At the same time, an identity crisis has involved the majority of all post-Soviet states with a large portion of the population being ethnic Russians or Russian speakers. In particul...
Conference Paper
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Since 2014, the European Union (EU) has faced a large-scale influx of refugees/migrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Hungary, an EU member since 2004, has been particularly challenged by this movement. Over the past few years, under a Government led by the Fidesz party, it has become one of the leading Eurosceptic member-states, challeng...
Thesis
Since 2014, European Union member and non-member states have faced a large-scale influx of refugees/migrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, resulting in a European-wide crisis. Hungary, a member of the European Union since 2004, has been particularly challenged by the EU’s philosophy of multicultural inclusivity. Over the last few years, H...
Research
Since NATO’s intervention brought Kosovo's bloody war to a close, tensions almost erupted again in northern Kosovo, due to a show of nationalism from Serbia. In January 2017, a train from Belgrade bearing the slogan "Kosovo is Serbia," in 21 languages, inflamed nationalists on both sides of the border to the brink of conflict. But, what was so cont...
Research
Since 2014, the European Union (EU) has faced a large-scale influx of refugees/migrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Hungary, an EU member since 2004, has been particularly challenged by this movement. Over the past few years, under a Government led by the Fidesz party, Hungary has become one of the leading Eurosceptic member-states, cha...
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In March 2014, Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, under international law, illegally annexed the Crimea and caused an upset within Ukraine. Since November 2013, following Ukraine’s Russian-leaning former president’s decision not to back an associational agreement with the EU, and instead back Moscow, internal stability was further “shaken”. Ukrai...
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Over the past two years, Europe has seen a massive wave of migrants and refugees pouring into Greece via Lampedusa, the famous “Balkan Route”, the Eastern Mediterranean, Spanish territories in Africa, or other less traveled routes. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) there have been an estimated 1,011,700 migrants to Eur...
Research
The principle of self-determination (SD) continues to be a hotly debated norm in International Law. The international community has always been weary of SD claims, especially because devolution in federal systems that provided legal pathways to independence for former colonies during the de-colonialization period. It was the geopolitical climate of...
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Since 2014, there has been an “active proxy war” in Donetsk and Luhansk, despite the Minsk I-III ceasefire agreements, thus placing Poroshenko’s government under pressure to give autonomous rights and pacify Ukraine to overcome Russian aggression. In May 2015, Poroshenko’s government had “unilaterally” without public debate passed and implemented a...
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The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is one of the most complex deeply rooted conflicts in history and has seen 65 years of sporadic wars since the Declaration of the State of Israel in 1948 resulting in several wars: the Suez War in 1956, Six Day War in 1967, Yom Kippur War in 1973, the First intifada 1987-1993 and the Second Intifada in 2000-2005. Th...
Thesis
During the past four years Russian President Vladimir Putin and his administration have clearly displayed their blatant disregard for international law, human rights, minority rights and the core values that the democratic societies hold dear. Recent history has shown his government’s complicity in the murders of human rights advocates like Anna Po...
Research
In recent years the Northern Caucasus region has been fairly stable. During the 1990s to the mid-2000s, a series of wars ravaged this small, but important area between the Russian Federation, the Republic of Armenia, Republic of Georgia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan. However, the violence in this small remote region has not ceased, and instead ha...
Preprint
When deeply divided societies that have experienced or are experiencing periods of war and mistrust between different ethnic groups, it is expected that a nation-state will experience a new dilemma in the practice of state building. The main challenge for state builders in such societies like Cyprus, Palestine, and the seven republics of what was o...
Research
The Camp David Accords was a group agreement between President Al- Anwar Sadat of Egypt, Prime Minster Menachem of Israel, and it was overseen by President Jimmy Carter of the United States of America. This agreement was an attempt to restore peace in the Middle East and arrest or slow deep rooted Palestinian-Israeli violence that had erupted again...
Research
This paper will discuss and analyze the possible future of human rights and public health in Syria by comparing it to the Chechen case. It will illustrate the similarities between the two case studies in relation to the following. Government complicity in violating human rights and belligerent party violations of international humanitarian (attacki...

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Foreign migrants entering Western Europe have been heavily scrutinized by host states. Under international law, states are allowed to reserve certain fundamental rights to their own nationals. As a result, most states negatively discriminate against foreign immigrants on the basis of nationality. The case of people with disabilities, however, is different. Disability is perceived as a common ground for positive discrimination in terms of welfare rights and access to benefits. There exists an intersecting policy contradiction between the “positive” discrimination of disabled people and the “negative” discrimination of migrants, which can be seen in the particular case of migrants with disabilities. The objective of this paper is to establish the evolution of the disability norm, discourses and migration policy-practices in Switzerland. In order to achieve these objectives, the following questions will be posed: How is disability addressed in the Swiss Migration Regime and what are the current practices? Furthermore, how has disability been defined and categorized within the Swiss institutional discourse? In order to answer these questions, this study will utilize the Narrative Policy Framework (NPF) and Wodak’s Discourse-Historical Approach (DHA). Based off our initial preliminary results, disability is still addressed via the “medical model” rather than the “social model” and this focus creates a policy tension between migration policy practices and the disability norm. On the discursive level, five specific themes/narratives surround the intersection of disability and migration. These themes are also framed in a “medicalized” manner. By continuing to utilize the medical model of disability over the social model, the migration practices of Switzerland will continue to neglect a specific vulnerable group, foreign migrants with disabilities, and deny them access to welfare benefits that they desperately need.
Archived project
Goal was to asses the role of European Governance from a Conflict Resolution perspective.